Lebanon’s Business Minister George Boushekian returned from his journey to Iraq right this moment, the place he sought to achieve financial alternatives for crisis-stricken Lebanon.
Briefing President Michel Aoun, Boushekian mentioned the Lebanese and Iraqi trade ministers signed a memorandum of understanding on bilateral cooperation. They particularly agreed to trade experience on manufacturing, the official Nationwide Information Company reported.
The Lebanese authorities has sought assist from different Center Jap states all through the disaster. Maybe most notably, Egypt, Jordan and Syria agreed in September to export Egyptian natural fuel to Lebanon.
The plan has but to come back to fruition, nonetheless. Syria’s oil minister mentioned final month that the fuel is anticipated to reach throughout the first three months of 2022.
Boushekian addressed some points of the disaster following the assembly with Aoun. He denied that factories are shifting out of Lebanon, saying that is “not true.” He additionally commented on the results of rising gasoline costs on Lebanon’s industrial sector. “The industries principally affected by the rise of costs are people who require a bigger proportion of vitality, and these industries should not quite a few,” mentioned Boushekian, based on the Nationwide Information Company.
The minister was additionally in Baghdad this week to take part within the second annual Iraqi-Lebanese Enterprise Convention. The primary convention befell in October. Lebanese officers mentioned on the time that they sought to construct contacts between Iraqi and Lebanese businesspeople and facilitate journey of Iraqi traders to Lebanon.
Lebanon and Iraq have labored to enhance their relations usually just lately. Late final month, the international locations’ protection ministries likewise signed a memorandum of understanding on combating terrorism.